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By CMG  •  Posted on March 4, 2014

Dear members, We’re pleased to invite you to two upcoming CMG events for Freelancers. WORKSHOP – FRIDAY, MARCH 7 – Toronto Freelance Contracts: How to value your work, get it in writing, and get paid! For members in the GTA, … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 3, 2013

The Freelancer’s Toolbox Session 1 in Vancouver will be held Friday, November 1, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Vancouver Public Library, The Morris J. Wosk Boardroom, locates at 350 West Georgia Street. Register here by Friday, Oct 18th. And please forward to … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on October 2, 2013

Together we succeeded in pushing back on a one-sided contract that represented a threat to the livelihood of freelancers at TC Media and, in fact, everywhere. Let’s keep it up. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 27, 2013

CWA Canada/Canadian Media Guild invites interested and available Web Developer-Designers to submit the following for an immediate short-term project: 1. A  résumé highlighting your experience with: – different web platforms + CMS – mobile device responsive sites – web payment … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on September 10, 2013

We are about to get a big boost in our efforts to build our CMG Freelance Branch. After a selection process that took place over the summer, we have a new Freelance Organizer – a position funded for the next … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on August 22, 2013

The Canadian Media Guild Freelance Branch cordially invites you to take part in a day-long seminar designed to help you succeed as an independent content producer. We’ve assembled a great roster of professionals to help you with some of your most common issues. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 4, 2013

Freelance writers and photographers are reacting with anger at the contract Transcontinental Media – publishers of magazines such as Elle, Canadian Living and The Hockey News – is insisting they sign to get paid for their work. Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on March 1, 2013

In a context where corporations are still making millions of dollars – and paying millions of dollars to their top executives – it’s beyond rich (excuse the pun) to blame the workers if the bosses aren’t getting rich enough, quickly enough.
And it is seriously disingenuous to suggest that the poor conditions suffered by millions of precariously employed Canadian workers is caused by another group of workers
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By CMG  •  Posted on February 20, 2013

Transcontinental Media, publisher of magazines such as Elle Canada and The Hockey News as well as dozens of community newspapers across the country, is trying to impose a harsh new contract on freelancers. The conditions Transcontinental is seeking undermine everyone … Read more »

By CMG  •  Posted on February 6, 2013

This week, CMG settled a grievance with CBC involving a member of our Freelance Branch whose work had not been paid at the appropriate levels for several years.  It turns out the CBC had not asked the journalist to sign … Read more »

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